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Kenya takes lead in booming African mobile money market

A 'digital transaction culture,' a creative renaissance in software development, and increasing mobile sales fuel money service.

PayPal subsidiary Braintree to process Bitcoin payments

The move represents PayPal's first foray into the digital currency


Mt. Gox trustee leaves door open to revival of Bitcoin exchange

Investors meet the bankruptcy trustee, but get few answers

New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

The state would require virtual currency traders to monitor transactions for money laundering

French police question three over bitcoin website

Police were investigating the provision of online banking and gambling activities without the appropriate license

India's Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading after network problem

Trading was stopped on Thursday morning for three hours on India's oldest stock exchange

EU court orders more transparency over US-EU terrorist finance tracking program

EU officials must be more transpartent about the way a deal to send EU citizens' banking data to the US was negotiated, a court has ruled

IT Contractors Expect Rich Pickings in Financial Services Market

IT contractors are expecting a large number of roles to be created in financial services in the next 12 months, as investment in the sector continues to produce more opportunities, according to employment provider giant group.

You Won't Believe What Programming Language This Wall Street Firm Uses

One Wall Street firm found computational success not on the traditional path of enterprise Java, but in an obscure functional programming language called Caml, which offered the perfect tradeoff of concision and readability.

Alibaba Makes New E-commerce Foray in the U.s. with 11Main.com

11Main will sell specialty goods on an invitation-only basis with customers

Tech Industry Subscribes to New Revenue Model

All signs point to a bright future for subscriptions. The Internet of Things and wearables mega trends promise to open the floodgates to subscription opportunities. For a case in point, Apple just bought Beats for $3 billion, not so...

EU Invests €2.8 Billion in Robotics to Create New Jobs

But researchers don't know how many old jobs they will destroy in the process

CIO Inspires Innovation and Business Transformation

The IT department at financial services firm TIAA-CREF is fostering innovation that reinvents how the company operates, says CIO Annabelle Bexiga


Enterprise Search Brings Together Structured and Unstructured Customer Data

Financial services firm UBS lets customers and employees see much more data, much faster, to improve relationships.

How IBM Plans to Get With the Times

This week's IBM Edge2014 infrastructure event hinted at how the company plans to use experience to its advantage. Far from burning out or fading away like an aging rock star, IBM intends to join today's young rockers on stage -- and...

Bitcoin payments startup BitPay looks to expand after raising $30 million

BitPay wants to expand to emerging markets and be an alternative to cash and money transfers, its CEO said

SAP Cutting Unspecified Number of Jobs in Workforce Restructuring

SAP will ultimately add more jobs by the end of this year, according to a spokesman

6 Reasons You'll Love Windows Phone 8.1

The mobile world's whipping post deserves a fresh look, thanks to some compelling new features.

Gates Cedes Microsoft Shareholder Crown to Former No. 2, Ballmer

Bill Gates last week ceded his title as Microsoft's largest individual shareholder to former CEO Steve Ballmer.

China's Alibaba Sets Up JV in Mobile Search

UC Web, a mobile browser company, has a controlling stake in the joint venture

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